|February 15, 2020||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|Stats at a Glance||FGCU||LIP|
|FG Percentage||.433 (26-60)||.400 (16-40)|
|3P FG Percentage||.415 (17-41)||.250 (6-24)|
|FT Percentage||.692 (9-13)||.875 (7-8)|
Tyra Cox - 1
Ashli O'Neal - 1
Tytionia Adderly - 1
NASHVILLE. - It was a tale of two halves for the Lipscomb women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon as the Lady Bisons fell 78-45 to FGCU in Allen Arena.
Lipscomb got out to a hot start, out-scoring the Eagles 17-5 in the first nine minutes of action. The two teams stayed close throughout the rest of the first half, with FGCU taking a 30-29 into the halftime break thanks to a late 9-0 run in the second quarter.
“I think we battled really hard, really smart, and really together for 20 minutes, and it showed,” Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Lauren Sumski said.
“We had to get out of our normal substitution pattern in the 3rd because of some early foul trouble, and they were definitely the most aggressive team.”
However, the Eagles came out looking like a new team in the second half, starting the third quarter on a 16-0 run to build out a lead the Lady Bisons were unable to overcome.
The Lady Bisons were only able to score 16 in the second half, one less than their first quarter total, thanks to a number of forced turnovers by the FGCU defense.
“I thought we did a better job limiting their second chance opportunities, but we had way too many turnovers for points. That killed us. They took 20 more shots than us because of that, and I thought that was the difference,” Sumski said.
Freshman Casey Collier led the team in scoring with 14 points on 5-11 shooting, including 3-6 from three-point range. She also grabbed six rebounds.
Junior Taylor Clark notched 11 points on 5-8 shooting and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Lipscomb falls to 5-20 (2-10) with the loss, while FGCU improves to 25-2 (12-0).
“All in all, it was really encouraging first half and a lot to build on,” Sumski said. “We will work to get these turnovers under control.”
- Two Eagles finished in double-figures: Tytionia Adderly (28 points) and Keri Giles-Jewett (13).
- Freshman Jalyn Holcomb lead the team with three assists. She also had six points.
- Senior Carleigh Short had nine points, three rebounds, and one steal.
- Seven Lady Bisons played double-digit minutes. Short logged the most with 36 minutes played.
- Lipscomb out-rebounded FGCU 31-29, but the Eagles had a 17-9 assists advantage.
UP NEXT: Lipscomb will return to Allen Arena on Monday night for a 6:30 p.m. tip off against NJIT.